My favorite. My mother gave me this recipe in 1998 when I left home. I missed the home cooked soup that she made all growing up and asked her for the recipe. She made it and wrote it down for me. I am sorry for those that think it came from a 1999 book; isn't it great how a recipe is recycled and recycled over time everyone will have the same thing their grandparents ate and think it is cool. Have fun with this recipe and use different beans, veggies, and amounts. It is fun to play with!